Template:Attached KML/BS postcode area
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BS is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 51°26′42″N 2°37′55″W / 51.445°N 2.632°W / 51.445; -2.632
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns8
Postcode districts47
Postcode sectors205
Postcodes (live)26,740
Postcodes (total)45,317
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The BS postcode area, also known as the Bristol postcode area,[2] is a group of 37 postcode districts in South West England, within eight post towns. These cover the city of Bristol, north Somerset (including Weston-super-Mare, Axbridge, Banwell, Cheddar, Clevedon, Wedmore and Winscombe) and south Gloucestershire.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
BS0 BRISTOL non-geographic[3][4]
BS1 BRISTOL Bristol city centre, Redcliffe Bristol
BS2 BRISTOL Kingsdown, St Paul's, St Phillips, St Agnes Bristol
BS3 BRISTOL Bedminster, Southville, Bower Ashton, part of Totterdown, Windmill Hill Bristol
BS4 BRISTOL Brislington, Knowle, Knowle West, St Anne's, part of Totterdown Bristol
BS5 BRISTOL Easton, St George, Redfield, Whitehall, Eastville, Speedwell, Greenbank, Barton Hill Bristol
BS6 BRISTOL Cotham, Redland, Montpelier, Westbury Park, St. Andrew's Bristol
BS7 BRISTOL Bishopston, Horfield, part of Filton, Lockleaze, Ashley Down Bristol, South Gloucestershire
BS8 BRISTOL Clifton, Failand, Hotwells, Leigh Woods Bristol, North Somerset
BS9 BRISTOL Coombe Dingle, Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop, Westbury on Trym, Henleaze, Sea Mills Bristol
BS10 BRISTOL Brentry, Henbury, Southmead, part of Westbury on Trym Bristol
BS11 BRISTOL Avonmouth, Shirehampton, Lawrence Weston Bristol
BS13 BRISTOL Bedminster Down, Bishopsworth, Hartcliffe, Withywood, Headley Park Bristol
BS14 BRISTOL Hengrove, Stockwood, Whitchurch, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset
BS15 BRISTOL Hanham, Kingswood Bristol, South Gloucestershire
BS16 BRISTOL Downend, Emersons Green, Fishponds, Frenchay, Pucklechurch,Mangotsfield,Staple Hill Bristol, South Gloucestershire
BS20 BRISTOL Pill, Portishead North Somerset
BS21 CLEVEDON Clevedon North Somerset
BS22 WESTON-SUPER-MARE Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, Worle North Somerset
BS23 WESTON-SUPER-MARE Uphill, Weston-super-Mare North Somerset
BS24 WESTON-SUPER-MARE Bleadon, Hutton, Locking, Lympsham, Puxton, Weston-super-Mare, Wick St. Lawrence North Somerset, Somerset
BS25 WINSCOMBE Churchill, Winscombe, Sandford, Shipham North Somerset, Somerset
BS26 AXBRIDGE Axbridge, Compton Bishop, Loxton Somerset, North Somerset
BS27 CHEDDAR Cheddar, Draycott Somerset
BS28 WEDMORE Wedmore Somerset
BS29 BANWELL Banwell North Somerset
BS30 BRISTOL Bitton, Longwell Green, Cadbury Heath, Oldland Common, Warmley, Wick South Gloucestershire
BS31 BRISTOL Keynsham, Saltford Bath and North East Somerset
BS32 BRISTOL Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke South Gloucestershire
BS34 BRISTOL Part of Filton, Little Stoke, Patchway, Stoke Gifford South Gloucestershire
BS35 BRISTOL Alveston, Rudgeway, Severn Beach, Pilning, Thornbury South Gloucestershire
BS36 BRISTOL Frampton Cotterell, Winterbourne South Gloucestershire
BS37 BRISTOL Chipping Sodbury, Yate South Gloucestershire
BS39 BRISTOL Paulton, Clutton, Temple Cloud, High Littleton, Pensford, Bishop Sutton Bath and North East Somerset
BS40 BRISTOL Chew Valley, Chew Magna, Chew Stoke, Wrington, Charterhouse Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset
BS41 BRISTOL Long Ashton, Dundry North Somerset
BS48 BRISTOL Backwell, Nailsea North Somerset
BS49 BRISTOL Congresbury, Yatton North Somerset
BS98 BRISTOL non-geographic
BS99 BRISTOL non-geographic

Historic codes

Until about 1994[citation needed] different numbers applied to districts from BS12 upwards.

No longer existing are: BS12, BS17, BS18 and BS19; these were as follows:

BS12 covered: Almondsbury, Alveston, Aust, Awkley, Bradley Stoke, Earthcote Green, Easter Compton, Elberton, Filton, Ingst, Itchington, Littleton-on-Severn, Morton, Northwick, Oldbury Naite, Oldbury-on-Severn, Olveston, Over, Patchway, Pilning, Redwick, Rudgeway, Severn Beach, Shepperdine, Stoke Gifford, Thornbury, and Tockington

BS17 covered: Chipping Sodbury, Mangotsfield, Old Sodbury, Pucklechurch, Rangeworthy, Winterbourne, and Yate

BS18 covered: Compton Dando, High Littleton, Saltford, Long Ashton, West Harptree, Wrington, Paulton, Chew Magna, Blagdon, Temple Cloud, and Keynsham.

BS19 covered: Backwell, Churchill, Congresbury, Flax Bourton, Nailsea and Yatton.

The above codes are correct, but not complete. Other towns and villages may have shared these postcodes.


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BS postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BA postcode areaCF postcode areaGL postcode areaNP postcode areaSN postcode areaTA postcode area
BS postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BA, GL, NP, SN and TA postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts in central Bristol

See also


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^ "New sectors and localities to 18 May 2012" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.